Paul is a passionate educator drawing on his broad experience of industry to provide his students with a rich and insightful experience. He synthesises the worlds of practice and academia, helping his students to understand how theory works in the workplace.
His focus is on utilising active learning techniques in explaining the concepts underpinning his real-world learning, enabling students to become continuous learners.
In 2014, Paul co-chaired the UKSS 18th International Conference at the University of Hull and has refereed several articles for both journals and conferences. He regularly presents at both academic and practitioner conferences on project management, benefits management and developing reflective practitioners.
During his career, he has worked in retail banking, leisure retail, photography, IT, change management, HRD, project delivery, project portfolio management and as a PMO manager. He is a full member of the Association for Project Management, as well holding the PMQ, AgilePM practitioner, Managing Successful Programmes practitioner and PRINCE2 practitioner qualifications.
Paul has 40 years' experience in banking, leisure retail, photography and local government, self-employment, and consultancy.
Paul's research interests include all aspects of project delivery, HRD.
Papers presented at academic conferences
Papers/workshops presented at professional conferences
Paul received the APM Herbert Walton award for best PhD in 2018. He also received a research grant of £1,500 from Solent University in October 2014, and was awarded the APM Benefits SIG postgraduate student award in 2011.